Category Archives: Oasis of the Seas

Oasis of the Seas, drops below $900

Announcement: The Oasis of the Seas is now selling for under $900 on multiple dates in May 2010. All cruise vacations between April 11 – May 22 have been selling for quite a discount. The Cruise Lines can’t wait to get beyond Spring and into this Summer. Cruise Rates in the Summer have been continuously increasing while the Spring has been difficult especially in the Caribbean.

I was not expecting the Oasis of the Seas to be reduced below $900 until the Winter of 2010/2011 when the Allure of the Seas will be competing for passengers. If you are looking for an Oasis of the Seas deal over the Summer, the rates are increasing steadily with rates starting at $1299 per person.

If you are looking for one of the larger Suites on the Oasis of the Seas, you will need to start your search for after the 1st week in August 2010. Click here to see all of the 2010 Oasis of the Pricing. ~ Happy Sailing ~ Rich Tucker


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Oasis of the Seas, Royal Loft Suite

The Oasis of the Seas is by all accounts is an architectural and design wonder.  In a private tour of the Oasis of the Seas, Royal Loft Suite you will the inside one of my favorite new innovations on the Oasis of the Seas.  The new Loft Suites on the Oasis of the Seas takes the Cruise Ship stateroom to the next level.  On the 17th deck, Royal Caribbean has varying sizes of their new loft suites.  The Royal Loft Suite is the largest at 1500 sq. ft. inside and 800 sq ft. of balcony space. 

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Live Tweeting from the Oasis of the Seas 11.22.09

Departing on the Oasis of the Seas 2 night inaugural event tomorrow, 11.22.09.  I got back from the Social Fresh Social Media Cruise on Monday and I leave tomorrow for the Oasis of the Seas.   The Oasis of the Seas will change the Cruise Industry and it has been argued all over the internets whether or not it is good or bad.   This has been a huge month for the Cruise Industry on Social Media.  There has been lots of chatter, pictures and videos distrubuted for millions to view.  The Miami Herald reported that I would live tweeting from the Ship on Twitter.  Follow ME -> @CruiseSource.  

I will also be Videoing all over the Oasis of the Seas…. Interviewing as many people as possible about their opinions of the Oasis of the Seas.   Subscribe for FREE to the CruiseSource Blog so you do not miss any of it!

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FULL Disclosure, this is a non-revenue Event for Royal Caribbean to celebrate the Oasis of the Seas… no one onboard the 2 day inaugural paid including me.   ~ Happy Sailing Rich Tucker




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Cruise Industry, Making Waves on Twitter

I’m anticipating that the Cruise Industry will get a lot of chatter on Twitter next week and of course I am very excited. My opinion has been that Cruising and Social Media are like peanut butter and chocolate…two tastes that taste great together. I think the Cruise Industry has as much to gain from Social Media as any other and this upcoming week (11.09.09 – 11.17.09) will put the spotlight on what is possible when the cruise industry properly utilizes Social Media.


On Twitter next week you will want to follow the #SoCruise Hashtag. & Social Fresh, LLC teamed up on the Social Fresh Cruise. The Social Fresh Cruise is a networking vacation for 50 Social Media Insiders like Chris Brogan, Jason Keath, Missy Ward, Greg Cangialosi, and many more! The Cruise Departs on the Carnival Destiny on 11.12.09. Adding to the Buzz, The Social Fresh Cruise BonVoyage Meetup in Miami Florida on 11.11.09 has about 200 RSVPs and was recently featured in the Miami New Times.

The other Hashtag to watch next week is #Followmeatsea. Princess Cruise Lines is paying for 10 bloggers/social media personalities like my friends Simone di Santi and Shannon Hurst Lane to go on the Crown Princess and write online about their experience. I’m assuming that Princess Cruise Line realized I was going on Social Fresh Cruise and that is why they did not ask me to go on #followmeatsea. Joking aside, it is great to see the Cruise Lines starting to understand the potential power of Social Media and I think this promotion will be a big win for the Industry and for Princess Cruise Lines.

The Last Hashtag I’d watch next week is #OasisoftheSeas. The Massive Oasis of the Seas upcoming Inaugurals will be big buzz through all media outlets. This ship is a design and architectural wonder that will change the face of cruising. The Today show will be live on the Oasis of the Seas on 11.20.09. Plus with 3000 – 5000 Travel Agents on the first couple of sailings, I am guessing that you will see lots of Tweets with the #Oasisoftheseas Hashtag. I will be live tweeting from the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas on 11.22.09.


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Oasis of the Seas, Exclusive Deal

Oasis of the Seas Deal Announcement –  I’m cruising on our Social Fresh Cruise on the Carnival Destiny on 11.12.09 for 4 nights.  I will then be one of the first on the Oasis of the Seas on 11.22.09.  This is a special 2 night event for those of us in the Travel Industry.  I always live Tweet pics and messages from the ship. Follow along with @CruiseSource.

Oasis of the Seas Deal:
Be one of the 1st to sail on the amazing Oasis of the Seas in 2009 and will give you $100 to spend on the ship.  Book by November 2, 2009 for this exclusive offer. is selling the 12.01.09 Oasis of the Seas sailing for $699 with a $100 on board credit.

Click here to see the best Oasis of the Seas deal if it is past November 2, 2009.


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OASIS of the Seas

Overnight, RCCL made the surprise decision to open up the Oasis of the Seas to all Crown and Anchor members Today. A day early. If you are one of the first to get this news then take advantage of it, becasue on the first sailings most of the suites have already sold out. Call Cruisedeals today to reserve your space. 800-668-6414. If you want the Total Oasis Fact sheet email

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Monday Morning Cruise Deals, 8/25/08

My NCL Rep emailed me earlier today about this amazing South America Deal.  If one of these deals that we found below does not meet your needs, then I recommend going to and searching for your cruise because almost every sailing in 2008 has been reduced in price.  Click on the Green Links to go to the website with more details on that sailing and to book it online.   Reminder get these Monday Morning Deals for free on Sunday Nights via Email. Click here for details.   


UNBELIEVABLE: 19 nt. South America Cruise for $799. NCL Sun departing San Fran on Nov.4th


Senior(over 55) Special Last Minute: Bermuda from Baltimore Sept 13th – 5 nt. On Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas – $499


Oct. 6th Carnival Destiny 5 nt. To Bahamas R/T Miami.  $299 – for real!! 


Ocean view on 7 nt. Mexico Cruise for $479.  Sapphire Princess  departing Nov. 15th R/T Los Angeles.



Reminder, the Oasis of the Seas bookings for Crown and Anchor members begin on Aug. 28th and opens for the general public on Sept 3rd.    The Oasis of the Seas will be the an architecural wonder, 60,000 tons larger than any current cruise ship.  Call 800.668.6414 to book any of these deals.  Click here to learn more about the Oasis. 



All prices are subject to change based on availability.  All prices quoted are per person for double Occupancy and do not include taxes.  Click on the links to see total price and availability. 


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